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Title
The idol of my heart
Additional title: She was the idol of my heart; I can't forget, try as I will: Our pathways lead us far apart; Tho' years have passed I love her still. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: When twilight shadows softly fall And ended is the day at last Then rise sweet visions at my call As I dream of the golden past. [first line]
Names
Stahl, Richard (1860?-1899) (Composer)
Fulton, Webster C. (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1892

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1892
Place: New York
Publisher: Phelps Music Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Women singers
Sadness
Love songs
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Cover includes a portrait of "The Peerless Corinne."
Content: On the cover: Dedicated to and Sung with Great Success by The Peerless Corinne.
Content: On the cover: Composer of "The Sea King," "Said Pasha," The Lion Tamer," "Boom ta ra ra, Boom ta Zing!" Etc.
Statement of responsibility: [music] by Richard Stahl ; [words by Webster C. Fulton].
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 044b5170-c58e-012f-c806-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1892: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The idol of my heart" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1892. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/5fff219a-1ed0-e097-e040-e00a18061b63

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The idol of my heart" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 27, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/5fff219a-1ed0-e097-e040-e00a18061b63

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1892). The idol of my heart Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/5fff219a-1ed0-e097-e040-e00a18061b63

Wikipedia Citation

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The idol of my heart